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Author Broome, Jon.

Title The green self-build book : how to design and build your own eco-home / Jon Broome
Published Totnes, Devon : Green Earth Books, 2007


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Description 288 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents 1. Why self-build, and why build green? -- 2. Who has successfully built a green self-build house? -- Jon builds his second house, using timber poles in South London -- integrated sustainable development in Hockerton: earth-sheltered with passive solar heating -- group of tenants build in the inner city (Islington), using post and beam timber-frame -- three-bedroom eco house for [pound]30,000 in Basildon using timber panel construction -- Super economic super insulation in Herefordshire, using straw bales -- Modern self-built house set in a West London conservation area (Ealing), using steel framing -- architect uses hemp to build an extension in Bury St Edmunds: minimum environmental impact building -- self-builder develops a specialism in earth building: a Devon cob house -- 3. Designing a good house -- 4. How can you encourage others to think green? -- 5. Environmental issues and the site -- 6. Building for longevity -- 7. Reducing energy in use -- 8. Reducing environmental impacts -- 9. Reducing harmful impacts on health -- 10. Reducing waste -- 11. Reducing water consumption -- 12. Environmentally preferred forms of construction -- 13. Designing a sustainable garden -- 14. Why we should build green for the future -- 15. How to specify green -- 16. Useful links, references and contacts
Summary Includes case studies of green building techniques. Provides an overview of the different methods of sustainable and eco-friendly construction techniques. Gives inspiration and information to guide you through the green self-build process. It is intended for anyone who is planning a self-build project
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Building materials -- Environmental aspects.
Ecological houses -- Designs and plans.
Ecological houses -- Design and construction -- Amateurs' manuals.
Ecological houses -- Design and construction.
House construction.
Sustainable buildings -- Design and construction.
Genre/Form Architectural drawings.
Handbooks and manuals.
ISBN 1903998735 (paperback)
9781903998731 (paperback)